Castor oil is one of the oldest herbal remedies and it is recommended for scars, burns, or for thickening your hair and nails. And because it is such a miracle ingredient, many companies from the beauty industry are using it in their products. But if you are looking for a natural way to use it at home as a treatment for your skin, here are some suggestions.
Castor oil for sunburn: because it is a powerful anti-inflammatory, castor oil can sooth sunburn. If you went to the beach or in the sun and forgot to apply sunscreen, make a mixture with castor oil and coconut oil in equal parts and apply it on the affected areas to relieve unpleasant symptoms and to support healing and skin regeneration.
Castor oil for acne: if your skin is affected by acne, castor oil will help you a lot, because it contains ricinoleic acid, a fatty acid of type omega 9. This acid has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which makes castor oil to be a very effective product in the treatment of acne. All you need to do is apply it to affected areas, massage easy, then let it work for a few hours or overnight, then wash the skin with warm water and a cleaning product for acne skin.
Castor oil for scars: if you have scars on your face (like the ones acne leaves), castor oil can make them disappear in time. Fatty acids can penetrate the scar tissue, supporting the growth of healthy tissue around it.
Castor oil for hydration: our skin suffers a lot, especially in the cold season. To moisturize and repair your skin, apply a few drops and massage them in circular motions. This will also protect your skin from dehydration.
Castor oil to prevent wrinkles: the fatty acids will penetrate the skin, moisturizing and stimulating the production of elastin and collagen, that prevent the appearance of the wrinkles.
Castor oil for detoxification: in the composition of the castor oil, there are undecylenic acids that help to disinfect the skin, destroying the bacteria that cause inflammation. For a proper detoxification, apply the castor oil on your skin before going to bed at night. In the morning, use your usual washing product.
Castor oil for deep skin cleaning: clogged pores are causing a lot of problems. But the castor oil is perfect to solve any problem caused by this issue. If you want a natural product that will remove the impurities and dissolve the sebum, apply at least once a week castor oil on your face, let it work for half an hour, then put a towel soaked in hot water over your face, and leave it like that for another 15 minutes. Use the towel to remove the castor oil from your face, rinse with warm water and a gentle washing product.